*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available within the Influenza Division (ID), in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. ID performs domestic and international influenza surveillance, aids in influenza diagnosis, and is a leader in influenza virus characterization and control efforts.
The Influenza Division's Office of the Director (ID/OD) informatics group performs cross basis.
A research opportunity is currently av available within the Influenza Division (I (ID), in the National Center for Im Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (N (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control an and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Ge Georgia. ID performs domestic and in international influenza surveillance, aids in in influenza diagnosis, and is a leader in in influenza virus characterization and control ef efforts.
The Influenza Division's Office of the Director (ID/OD) informatics group performs cross-cutting work spanning multiple areas, including the development of computational methods, data integration and enrichment, statistical analysis, laboratory automation, system management, special R&D projects, and technical consultation. The Informatics Group seeks to empower and strengthen informatics efforts throughout the division via innovation, collaboration, service, and the management of shared analytics resources. Additionally, the group serves as a forum for informatics knowledge exchange, helping to align division-wide computational ef efforts.
The participant will have several advanced training opportunities within the ID/OD Informatics Group. Centered around the informatics infrastructure established for the ID next-generation sequencing (NGS) pipeline, this opportunity will include exposure to laboratory information management system (LIMS) interfaces, large-scale database analytics, and computer programming related to influenza virus genomics. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
scale database analytics, and computer p programming related to influenza virus g genomics. Under the guidance of a mentor, t the participant will be involved in the f following activities: •High-throughput image processing analysis o of NGS quality control (QC) instrumentation d data, and investigation of machine learning a approaches for associating downstream o outcomes •Surveying of containerization frameworks to p package sequencing curation pipeline c components for deployable solutions •Exploration of automation techniques for N NGS pipeline operations through robotics i integration •Studying methods and parameterizations for ef efficiently separating mixed samples and vi virus populations identified during assembly
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. related benefits.